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Social Issues Breaking News: Black Leaders Say Zimmerman Verdict is 'old South Justice'

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NAACP president and others say it remains hard for African Americans to get justice. The statement comes after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

Republican lawmakers passed a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats to promise a fight over the contentious measure in the courts and at the ballot box.

Texas legislators overturned a temporary victory by state Democrats and standard bearer Sen. Wendy Davis, passing a bill that would ban most abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill now goes to Govornor Rick Perry for his signature